Odyssey Wins 12th PGA Tour Title of 2011 & Clinches Money Title

 

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PutterThe winner of the Children’s Miracle Network Classic used an Odyssey White Hot XG #7H Putterto close with a torrid stretch of golf, making six consecutive birdies on holes 10-15. With his win, this unnamed player (who uses his Odyssey putter by choice and is not a paid endorser), captured the 2011 PGA Tour money title. He led the field this week in putts per GIR, averaging just 1.604. He was also tied for eighth in putts per round, averaging 27.5. For the season, he has relied heavily on his longtime Odyssey putter. In fact, he was first on Tour in putts from 5-10 feet in 2011. Don’t you feel smarter already? You should. No, you really should.

The win was the 12th of the 2011 season for Odyssey putters, including the PGA Championship. I know I said that in the headline, but I think it was worthy of a repeat/closure line for this section. Closure is always good.

Odyssey also wins on Nationwide Tour

The winner of the Winn Dixie Jacksonville Open Presented by Planters used an Odyssey TriHot #3 Putter in his one-shot victory. (I think we can squeak a couple more sponsors into that tournament tile, no?)

Lee continues good form on Nationwide Tour
Danny Lee finished tied for 4th on Sunday. He is now 5th on the Nationwide Tour Money List and a lock to earn his PGA Tour card for 2012.

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Odyssey 2-Ball Belly Putter helping Immelman

Belly Putter

Two Odyssey users finished tied for 6th at Disney World. One of them was Odyssey/Callaway staff pro Trevor Immelman. In two weeks with the Odyssey 2-Ball belly putter in his bag, Trevor has finished 5th and tied for 6th.

News and Notes: 62 Wins, PGA Tour Money Title

Odyssey GolfOdyssey Golf continues to set the pace on Tour, with 62 wins across the six major tours this season. The money leaders on four of these tours are using an Odyssey putter in competition, and following a dramatic victory in Florida, the PGA Tour Money List winner captured his title with a White Hot XG #7H Putter. Here are some key highlights for Odyssey over the past few weeks:

- PGA Tour: Odyssey closed another great PGA Tour season with back-to-back wins at the McGladrey Classic and the Children’s Miracle Network Classic. Both wins came from players who are not Odyssey Staff Pros – they choose to play our putters for free in competition. The winner of the McGladrey Classic shot a final round 63 at the event to get into a two-man playoff, and then clinched his victory on the second hole of sudden death.
The winner of the Children’s Miracle Network Classic started his final round five shots off the lead, and caught fire with six consecutive birdies to start the back nine. He closed with 64, won by two strokes and took over the money list title at the final event on the PGA Tour schedule. He needed to finish in at least a tie for second and cemented his place in history with a win. He was also named Player of the Year by the PGA of America and earned the Vardon Trophy.
- Nationwide Tour: The winner of the Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open used an Odyssey TriHot #3 Putter and vaulted to No. 15 on the Tour’s money list with only one event left on the schedule. He has all but locked up a PGA Tour Card for 2012. Odyssey Staff Pro Danny Lee sits in sixth place on the current money list.
- JGTO/EPGA: Odyssey holds a massive lead in putter wins on both the JGTO and EPGA Tour. On the JGTO, the #1 Putter in Golf has won 15 of the 20 events held this season. On the European Tour, Odyssey has earned 13 victories and the next closest putter manufacturer has posted seven wins.

Sabertooth Long Wins PGA Grand Slam of Golf

 

The winner of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf used a White Hot XG Sabertooth Long Putter during his one-shot victory in Bermuda on Wednesday. The Odyssey user shot 67-71 over the 36-hole event and held off a late charge from this year’s Masters Champion. He also used the same Odyssey Putter at the PGA Championship in August, where he became the first player ever to win a major with a long putter. The PGA Grand Slam of Golf win capped off a historic rookie season for the Odyssey user, who captured 2 PGA Tour wins in 2011. He’s used the Sabertooth Long Putter in all of his victories this year.

 

Odyssey putter wins on PGA Tour

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The winner of this week’s McGladrey Classic on the PGA Tour used an Odyssey White Hot XG #5 putter to emerge victorious in a playoff. “I was riding a hot putter,” he said. And he was right. He made eight birdies in the final round to shoot 63. Using his Odyssey flat stick, the winner was second in the field in putts per round for the week, averaging 28.5. He was also second in putts per GIR at 1.673.

By the way, how can the McGladrey Classic be a “classic” in just its 2nd year? Nothing gains “classic” status in year two. I say you need a decade to become a “classic” anything. We should vote on this. Although, rumor has it the place (Sea Island) is pretty sweet.

Sang Moon Bae wins Japan Open Championship

Sang Moon

Using a full bag of Callaway clubs and an Odyssey putter, staff pro Sang Moon Bae continues to dominate in Japan. This week, Sang Moon won the Japan Open Championship, his third victory of the season and the 14th of the year for Odyssey on that tour. Sang Moon uses an Odyssey Tour Milled 1 putter. With the win, he stretched his lead on the Tour’s money list.

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Newsflash: Odyssey covers leaderboard on PGA Tour

In addition to the winner, Odyssey was also in the hands of these players at the McGladrey “Classic”.

Listed alphabetically by order of finish (amazing how that worked out), they are:

  • 5th – Trevor Immelman – White Hot 2-Ball Mid
  • T6th – Player X – White Hot XG 2 Ball Blade
  • T6th – Player Y – White Hot 2-Ball Center Shafted
  • T11th – Player Z – White Hot XG #7 Mid

*Players X, Y and Z all play Odyssey because they want to, not because they are paid to. Kind of generic names, though. Shame on their parents.

Immelman leads field in putting with new (old) Odyssey belly putter

Belly Putter

Odyssey staff pro Trevor Immelman, who finished fifth on Sunday, led the field in both putts per round (with a 27.5 average for the tournament) and putts per GIR (1.667 average) at the McGladrey “Classic”. It was his first week this season using the belly version of the White Hot 2-Ball. It was the third different Odyssey belly putter that Trevor has tried in three weeks, and this one apparently did the trick. He won using the same putter at the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open TPC of Europe in Germany in 2004.

You can buy the Odyssey 2-Ball in a belly version at your local retailer. Did you know that? You do now. Drink in that knowledge. Enjoy it. Make more putts. That whole thing. Yeah!

34 Odyssey putters in play at the McGladrey Classic

According to Odyssey tour rep Johnny Thompson, there were 34 Odyssey putters in play this week on the PGA Tour. Of those, 11 were nontraditional in length—nine were Mid (belly) putters and two were Long. Every Odyssey putter in play had an insert. Insert one into your hands and you could be on Tour soon, too. (Probably not, actually, but how about that pun right there!?)

Hadwin adjusts putter for Bermuda greens

Adam Hadwin

Adam Hadwin made a loft adjustment to his Odyssey White Ice #5 putter this week. He went from 2.75 degrees of loft to 4 degrees because of the slower, grainier Bermuda greens. According to Odyssey rep Johnny Thompson, Adam immediately saw a consistent roll out and the ball was getting on top much quicker.

Danny Lee Gets First Nationwide Tour Win

Danny Lee

21-year-old Odyssey Staff Pro Danny Lee picked up his first win on the Nationwide Tour on Sunday with a birdie on the first playoff hole of the WNB Golf Classic in Midland/Odessa, Texas. He came from six shots back to start the day, carding a final-round 66. The win goes a long way toward securing Lee a spot on the PGA Tour in 2012. He used an Odyssey Black Series i 2-Ball Putter during the event.

“It feels great to win again,” Lee said. “I haven’t won a tournament since I won the 2009 Johnnie Walker Classic and it’s a great feeling. It’s not easy to win and I worked really hard with my uncle and my coach for this. I’m really happy it worked.”

Bae wins in Japan

Odyssey staff pro Sang Moon Bae won the Tokai Classic on Sunday, his second victory of the season on the JGTO. The win moved Bae to #1 on the JGTO money list. He used an Odyssey Tour Milled 1 Putter during his win. Keep an eye out for Sang Moon in the near future. Word on the street is that he is a player.

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Five Odyssey putter users cracked the top-10 at the PGA Tour’s Justin Timberlake Shiners Hospital for Children Open. Here’s what that looked like:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Major championships and gold putters, for all my men!

Gold Putter

Odyssey (and Callaway) staffer Olin Browne received his gold Odyssey Black Series i #1 putter (with a White Hot insert) for winning the Senior U.S. Open this summer. Here is Olin with his caddie, Buck Moore, and the new putter. Buck looks super excited to be having his picture taken, doesn’t he? (Did you know that Buck’s son, Ricky Moore, was a standout hoops player for the University of Connecticut, co-captaining the team to the national title in 1999? True story. Buck told me himself. And then I looked it up again on Sunday night to make sure I wasn’t imaging it all. I wasn’t.)

Investing in gold…

Backstryke Putter

 

A second gold putter was handed out this week to the winner of the Senior Open Championship. As you can see, he won using a Backstryke Marxman. If you looked at the picture, that would be clear to you at this moment. Crystal clear, in fact.